Section: Project Roadsafe
NHTSA Early Estimates Show Overall Increase in Roadway Deaths in First Half of 2022, Second Quarter 2022 Projects First Decline Since 2020
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today released its early estimates of traffic fatalities for the first half of 2022.
ARTBA Chief Economist to Congressional Staff: Transportation Projects Steadily Getting IIJA Funding
About 70 House of Representatives staffers packed a Capitol Hill briefing room Sept. 22 to hear ARTBA Chief Economist Dr. Alison Premo Black deliver an update on the state of funding nationwide for road and bridge projects
12 Tips to Prepare Your Fleet for Winter Driving Conditions
Winter is less than a month away but many parts of the country have already experienced record low temperatures
Fleet drivers average 4.5 accidents yearly, according to Fleet Safety Report
GPS Insight has released its 2022 Fleet Safety Report, a research study created and distributed in partnership with Bobit Business Media.
Fleet safety can be as easy as rocket science
Fleet safety isn’t rocket science. But for the sake of the argument, let’s pretend it is.
The toughest states for brakes violations: 2022 update to get prepped for Brake Safety Week blitz
As the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week approaches later this month (Aug. 21-27), experts offered insights and tips into one of the more common violations
Truck inspection numbers approach pre-COVID levels
Inspections/violations trends for 2022 show clearly what the COVID-19 pandemic did to state and federal roadside inspection programs, according to a decade-long annual CSA's Data Trail investigation by CCJ's sister publication Overdrive.
Biden-Harris Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation Announce Comprehensive Actions to Increase Underride Protection on Truck Trailers and Prevent Deadly Crashes
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today finalized a rule that updates two Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards to improve protection for drivers and passengers in light vehicles in the event of a rear underride crash.
Misdiagnosis, improper shop practices keep brake adjustment in out of service violations Top 5
They’re called automatic slack adjusters for a reason, and the manufacturers that make them want to keep it that way.
Daimler Trucks North America Introduces Electric Detroit ePowertrain
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) introduces the proprietary Detroit ePowertrain to power the upcoming Freightliner eCascadia and Freightliner eM2.
NHTSA Releases 2020 Traffic Crash Data
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released its 2020 annual traffic crash data, showing that 38,824 lives were lost in traffic crashes nationwide.
Big Data: When and Where Do Distracting Driving Events Occur?
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, an annual effort sponsored by the United States National Safety Council (NSC) to shine a light on the consequences of distracted driving and help make roadways safer.
Biden FY 2023 Budget Calls for Full-Funding of IIJA Transportation Construction Programs
The Biden administration blueprint released March 28 calls for surface transportation program spending levels authorized by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).
Road to Zero: A Plan to Eliminate Roadway Deaths
The Road to Zero Coalition, managed by the National Safety Council, released a comprehensive report laying out strategies to end roadway deaths in the U.S. by 2050.
Temporary spending bill would delay big infrastructure plans
The chairman of the House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee is warning that implementation of last year’s massive bipartisan infrastructure law could be held up if lawmakers don’t reach an agreement on fiscal 2022 spending.
NSC Receives Funding From NHTSA for Road to Zero Community Traffic Safety Grants
The National Safety Council is proud to continue the Road to Zero Community Traffic Safety Grants through funding provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to reach our goal of eliminating roadway fatalities by 2050.
On Route to Safe Material Handling
Periodically, someone will float a proposal to remove speed limits from American highways. The critical response is predictably?skeptical, with?pundits suggesting?that?a highway without?speed limits?is?a disaster waiting to happen
Steps to boost truck cab safety
Aside from being the control center of the vehicle, a truck cab serves as an office for paperwork and phone calls, a break area to rest and eat, a shelter from inclement weather and extreme temperatures, and a storage area for supplies and equipment.
Towing a trailer?
Construction companies and many other businesses use trailers. Make it a safe trip when towing a trailer by following these tips from the Texas Department of Insurance.
7 summer hydration tips for truckers
When summer arrives, a trucker's job becomes a little more difficult, because the heat and humidity can be punishing even if you spend a good chunk of your day in an air-conditioned cab.
U.S. DOT Launches “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Labor Day High- Visibility Enforcement Campaign
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration kicked off its annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Labor Day high-visibility enforcement campaign today, aimed at preventing impaired driving and improving safety for all road users.The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration kicked off its annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Labor Day high-visibility enforcement campaign today, aimed at preventing impaired driving and improving safety for all road users.
Study Examines Traffic Fatality Data in COVID-19 Era
Despite 430 billion fewer miles driven in 2020, the National Safety Council estimates there were 42,060 traffic fatalities as compared to 39,107 in 2019.
Drive Safely in the Rain
Rain can reduce or impair your view of the road, the Nevada Department of Transportation points out.
Spring 2021 regulatory agenda: FMCSA seeks to ‘streamline and improve’ database of drivers who fail drug, alcohol tests
A proposal to “streamline and improve error-correction procedures, queries, and consent requirements” within the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is among the anticipated agency actions listed on the Department of Transportation’s regulatory agenda for Spring 2021.
Survey of highway contractors shows six in 10 reported a crash into their work zone
Two reports this month offer stark reminders of the risks of highway work zones and the importance of roadway safety.

ATSSA endorses bipartisan Senate bill aimed at improving rural road safety
Sen. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) and Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) today introduced legislation known as the “High Risk Rural Roads Safety Act of 2021.” The bipartisan proposal would increase funding for the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) and create a $750 million HSIP set-aside directed solely for safety projects on high-risk rural roads
Avoid cellphone distractions while driving
Transportation-related incidents accounted for 49,430 on-the-job injuries in 2019, according to Injury Facts, a National Safety Council statistics database. One reason for these injuries? Workers who are driving distracted.
Road Safety: Don't Wreck Your Vacation!
Most people think about travel vaccines when they're planning an international trip, but few people consider the possibility that they might be involved in a car crash. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among healthy travelers, and no vaccine can prevent a car wreck. Fortunately, a little bit of knowledge and awareness can go a long way toward keeping you safe.
Ten Automakers Fulfill Automatic Emergency Braking Pledge Ahead of Schedule
The National Safety Council is encouraged by today’s report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety indicating that 10 automakers have delivered ahead of schedule on a voluntary agreement made in 2016 to equip nearly all new vehicles with automatic emergency braking technology.
Motor Vehicle Deaths in 2020 Estimated to be Highest in 13 Years, Despite Dramatic Drops in Miles Driven
For the first time since 2007, preliminary data from the National Safety Council show that as many as 42,060 people are estimated to have died in motor vehicle crashes in 2020. That marks an 8% increase over 2019 in a year where people drove significantly less frequently because of the pandemic. The preliminary estimated rate of death on the roads last year spiked 24% over the previous 12-month period, despite miles driven dropping 13%. The increase in the rate of death is the highest estimated year-over-year jump that NSC has calculated since 1924 – 96 years.
ACTIVE SPECIFICATIONS: Standard Specifications for Construction
Fleet and Workplace Drivers: Prioritize Safety Today
During the COVID-19 pandemic, fleet and workplace drivers have been recognized as heroes keeping America’s supply chain open. They’ve been impacted as federal regulations have been loosened relating to hours of service and how breaks are calculated.
Improving Truck Ergonomics Enhances Operator Productivity & Safety
Buying and spec’ing trucks to meet the diverse operating needs of your entire workforce is a challenge. You can spec your fleet to a “bell curve” and deal with the exceptions on either end of the spectrum by adding ergonomic-friendly upfit equipment or swapping a driver from a large to a small truck or vice versa.
Safe Driving- Protecting Yourself Behind the Wheel
Driving a car can give you freedom. But it’s also one of riskiest things you do every day. More than 36,000 people died in car accidents in the U.S. in 2018. Millions more are injured each year.
CDC: Holiday Celebrations and Small Gatherings
The COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful and isolating for many people. Gatherings during the upcoming holidays can be an opportunity to reconnect with family and friends. This holiday season, consider how your holiday plans can be modified to reduce the spread of COVID-19 to keep your friends, families, and communities healthy and safe.